DEP Guitarist Provides Giraffe Tongue Orchestra Update

Dillinger Escape Plan

The Dillinger Escape Plan’s guitarist extraordinaire Ben Weinman has updated fans on his side project, Giraffe Tongue Orchestra (formerly Giraffe Tongue, which is a great band name).

While the update largely focuses on Dillinger’s current tour with Mastodon and Red Fang, it also features their own footage of their recent performance with Mike Patton in San Francisco, California, which you can watch here.

In his update, Weinman explained that material has already been written.

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra features Weinman with Mastodon’s Brent Hinds, former Jane’s Addiction bassist Eric Avery, and former Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen.

This band is literally a collection of dudes from some of my favorite fucking bands…IN ONE BAND! That’s amazing, and I am already a fan of Giraffe Tongue Orchestra.

Now, if only we could get some music.

“So about G.T.O (Giraffe Tongue Orchestra), Brent and I have already got new material,” says Weinman. “The guy just spits out riffs like a riff machine. Day off tomorrow in Colorado and we shall be working all day on sweet, sweet melodies sure to make the young girls cry and the old ones scream (not necessarily in that order).“

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Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.